SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:01:14 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Introducing the VIA Water Fund and Community - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16939 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16939
Thanks for posting here. Very interesting. I browsed through your website but didn't find answers to the following questions:

  1. So I assume the VIA Water Fund is funded by the Dutch government? How big is the fund and for how many years?
  2. Do you have a listing of the projects funded so far and their size and duration (I found projects mentioned on your website but didn't find a good overview page yet?)
  3. I see you've set up a "community" and "knowledge hub" - have you thought about how to integrate or interlink it with the SuSanA community (forum) and knowledge hub (library), at least for your sanitation focus area (I see you have themes in other areas, too; but for sanitation I see a lot of overlap and potential for synergies).
  4. What is the plan to make this into a longer-term initiative, not one that comes and goes after 3 years...?
  5. Could you encourage those grantees who received funding for sanitation or WASH projects to also include them on this forum and perhaps add them to the SuSanA project database? See: www.susana.org/en/resources/projects
  6. I couldn't figure out how exactly your funding cycle works, i.e. are you accepting proposals all through the year or are there certain deadlines to consider? Is the first round of projects currently underway and therefore no more applications are accepted, or how does it work? I am just thinking from the perspective of prospective applicants.

Thanks,
Elisabeth]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:46:48 +0000
OpenIDEO Challenge for marketing sanitation in India - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#16876 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16876-openideo-challenge-for-marketing-sanitation-in-india#16876
You might find the following challenge interesting. Let me know if I can be of any help.

challenges.openideo.com/challenge/water-...9ab2ab17ad-303510177

Best wishes,
Chris]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:30:23 +0000
USAID solicitation – Sustainable WASH Systems - submit Expressions of Interest no later than February 10, 2016 - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16767-usaid-solicitation--sustainable-wash-systems-submit-expressions-of-interest-no-later-than-february-10-2016#16767 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16767-usaid-solicitation--sustainable-wash-systems-submit-expressions-of-interest-no-later-than-february-10-2016#16767
Link to the BAA

USAID and other development organizations struggle with the sustainability of their WASH sector investments. Over the last 20 years, failed hand pumps in Africa represent a total lost investment of between $1.2 and $1.5 billion, with 30-40% of rural water systems failing prematurely, and more than half of all subsidized toilets are unused, misused or abandoned. usaid-logo-jpg

Fewer than 5% of WASH projects are visited after project conclusion. USAID defines sustainable WASH as being “achieved when country partners and communities take ownership of the service and there are local systems to deliver inputs needed to maintain results and deliver impacts beyond the life of USAID projects.”

Through the BAA process, USAID seeks to address the lack of sustainability of WASH programming by partnering with one or more organizations with advanced technical knowledge of the WASH sector and systems analysis.

This partnership will design, develop, and test a new methodology for using systems analysis, multi-stakeholder initiatives and continuous learning and information dissemination to improve the impact and sustainability of USAID WASH programming.

The Performance Objective is to develop and test a systems-based methodology for improved sustainability in WASH programming that will be used to better understand and engage the local system in their WASH activities.]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:12:01 +0000
Request for proposals – lessons from public behaviour change campaigns (WaterAid, deadline 29 January 2016) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16728-request-for-proposals--lessons-from-public-behaviour-change-campaigns-wateraid-deadline-29-january-2016#16728 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16728-request-for-proposals--lessons-from-public-behaviour-change-campaigns-wateraid-deadline-29-january-2016#16728
Request for proposals – lessons from public behaviour change campaigns

WaterAid is seeking proposals for analysing and drawing lessons from existing and past approaches in conducting public information and behaviour change campaigns.

See all the details here:
stage.wateraid.org/news/news/request-for...our-change-campaigns

It says there:

Consultants or teams interested in conducting this work should submit a proposal and detailed budget for review.

Individual or team expressions of interest are welcome from around the world, and will be reviewed based on staff competencies, record of previous work, quality of proposal and value for money.


The deadline is already in two days but who knows perhaps they could be asked for an extension.

If you decide to go for it, good luck!
(I don't know anything else about it than what I saw on their website)]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:34:56 +0000
Call for Proposals for The first National Toilet Technology Innovation Contest in China! - China National Tourism Administration and BMGF - by: Doulaye http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16724-call-for-proposals-for-the-first-national-toilet-technology-innovation-contest-in-china-china-national-tourism-administration-and-bmgf#16724 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16724-call-for-proposals-for-the-first-national-toilet-technology-innovation-contest-in-china-china-national-tourism-administration-and-bmgf#16724
I am really pleased to forward this call for proposal from the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) for innovative public toilet facilities (see details in the attachment below at the end of this post). This is an opportunity to demonstrate how your invention can be applied in a real working environment. The call is open to all industry partners and academic institutions who can propose solutions that will help the CNTA. You can bid as individual organization of submit joint proposal.

We estimated that the market for reinvented toilet in China is approx. $2bn. Through this call, the CNTA initiative provides a great platform to better understand how innovative toilet technology will help addressing the sanitation crisis. I am hopeful that this initiative will also create opportunities to further extend their application in the country.

Link to CNTA: en.cnta.gov.cn/focus/travelnews/201601/t20160113_758015.shtml

With my best regards;

Doulaye


Doulaye Kone, PhD
Senior Program Officer, WSH, Toilet Team
Transformatives Technologies
Global Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
www.gatesfoundation.org


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Some excerpts from the attachment (added by moderator):

The first National Toilet Technology Innovation Contest, jointly held by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation), officially kicked off. This event will showcase China’s capacity for building and managing toilets, while selecting and introducing the most advanced toilet building technologies worldwide. The contest will ultimately promote innovations in toilet solutions and push for further progress in China’s toilet revolution. We hereby invite you to participate in this event by submitting your proposals.

1. Participants
1.1 Research and design institutes, universities and colleges, enterprises, associations, as well as individuals who are interested in designing toilets for tourists.
1.2 All proposals should be systematic technology solutions at professional levels.

5. Evaluation and award

5.1 Evaluation
The contest will provide 10 Excellent Technology Awards and several Excellent Creative Idea Awards.

5.2 Award
The result will be publicized and published in media. The awarded plans will be shown in the China International Tourism Commodity Fair in 2016. They will also be applied on a large scale and promoted in tourism attractions across the country. Additionally, proposals for new technologies that meet Gates Foundation specs for the Reinvented Toilet will be reviewed by the Foundation WSH program for potential development funding.

6.1 The deadline is March 15, 2016]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:04:58 +0000
Re: Tender for Implementation of Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima, Peru - by: Florian http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16669 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16669 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/40-gre...and-excreta-who-2015]]> Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:12:59 +0000 Tender for Implementation of Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima, Peru - by: Florian http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16667 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16667 www.simap.ch (Project Number 134979, Notice no. 897507).

Summary:
The ‘Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse’ project (RRR project) focuses on rethinking sanitation systems and turning waste streams into physical and financial resource streams by ensuring and promoting safe reuse. It was initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC / Global Programme Water Initiatives).
The first phase (2012-2015), also referred to as the research phase, produced under the lead of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) (i) a catalogue of business models for four cities (Kampala, Hanoi, Bangalore and Lima) and (ii) a Sanitation Safety Plan (SSP) Manual. In addition, feasibility studies of the RRR business models were conducted in the four cities mentioned above .
The objective of the second phase is to test and implement the RRR business models and related SSP in two cities: Kampala and Lima. The aim of the current tender is to identify an implementing partner for the implementation of RRR businesses in Lima (phase 2) during the period 2016-2017.
The implementation phase (phase 2) will examine the most promising business models for Lima, identify pilot sites and train the relevant stakeholders on business planning and the SSP, while assuring an adequate recognition of the project at political level.
Estimated start and end of phase 2: May 2016 to November 2017
Estimated man months for the phase 2: approx. 20]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:52:16 +0000
Tender announcement - Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima, Peru - by: annetempel http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16595 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16667-tender-for-implementation-of-resource-recovery-and-safe-reuse-rrr-business-models-in-lima-peru#16595 we have received the following message from Eileen Hofstetter (Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC)):


The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - through its Global Programme Water Initiatives and Cooperation Office in Lima, Peru - seeks the services of a competent organisation (or consortium of organisations) that will be mandated by SDC to implement Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) business models in Lima, Peru. The overall project is expected to have 2 phases over a 6-year period. The first phase (2012-2015) was a research phase. The selected organisation (or consortium) will be responsible for the second phase (2016-2017) which aims at implementing the research results of phase 1.

Interested organisations (and consortiums) can access the full tender document issued on 15 January 2016 on the following website: www.simap.ch (Project Number 134979 , Notice no. 897507).

The deadline for the submission of complete participant applications is 9 February 2016. The selection process is governed by strict tender rules and procedures outlined in the tender document. All potential applicant organisations and consortiums should follow these rules and procedures diligently.


Kind regards,

Annkathrin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:04:39 +0000
Introducing the VIA Water Fund and Community (a Dutch programme designed to support innovative solutions for water problems in African cities) - by: Viawater http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16539 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16539-introducing-the-via-water-fund-and-community-a-dutch-programme-designed-to-support-innovative-solutions-for-water-problems-in-african-cities#16539

We support innovative projects that solve water problems in African cities

VIA Water is a Dutch programme designed to track down and support innovative solutions for water problems in African cities. Do you have a brilliant solution to one of the issues we work on? Check whether you meet the requirements and send us your idea!

To be considered for support your idea needs to focus on one of the seven VIA Water countries and on one of the twelve ‘pressing needs’ VIA Water works on in the urban context. It should be a real innovation for your country or sector, and it should be an integrated - not purely technological - approach. You can obtain support by sending a 2-page concept note (teaser) to teasers[at]viawater.nl.

For more information, including on what your teaser should entail, check out our website: www.viawater.nl , or the document attached. On our website you will also find our Community. The Community is there to help and support you, you can acquire and exchange knowledge and find possible partners or experts.

Requirements
1. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits from whichever sector
2. Your idea needs to be a real innovation, and you need to be able to prove this
3. A strong contribution to the VIA Water Community and the willingness to share and learn are expected of you
4. The focus of your project should be on urban areas
5. Any sort of organisation or company can apply, individuals are excluded
6. Funding for your project cannot exceed 200.000 Euro
7. We require co-funding
8. Ideas from other sectors and collaborations between the Netherlands and our focus countries are a bonus

Focus countries
• Benin
• Ghana
• Kenya
• Mali
• Mozambique
• Rwanda
• South Sudan

Pressing needs

1. water harvesting
2. groundwater
3. water quality
4. data
5. drinking water
6. sanitation
7. water in urban agriculture
8. institutional strengthening
9. water allocation
10. financial arrangements
11. urban planning
12. floods and droughts

Please feel free to ask us questions, on the forum or through our email address info[at]viawater.nl. In the attachment you will find our 'Roadmap to VIA Water Support', a document which explains in depth how to apply to our fund.]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:10:21 +0000
Re: Call for Proposals: Waste-to-Value Sanitation Solutions for Refugee Camps in East and Horn of Africa (UNHCR with funding by BMGF) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16380 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16380
That's odd, as the link works fine for me. Please try again? Perhaps your browser does not support the embedded hyperlink properly? If that's the case, try copying and pasting this URL (but without the quotation marks):

"http://reliefweb.int/job/1298796/request-concept-notes-waste-value-sanitation-solutions-refugee-camps-east-and-horn"

Or try this link.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:47:17 +0000
Re: Call for Proposals: Waste-to-Value Sanitation Solutions for Refugee Camps in East and Horn of Africa (UNHCR with funding by BMGF) - by: ecoloo http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16327 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16327
Thank you for sharing the info and it sounds very interesting for us but the link provided is not functioning or expired.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 20 Dec 2015 05:33:58 +0000
Call for Proposals: Waste-to-Value Sanitation Solutions for Refugee Camps in East and Horn of Africa (UNHCR with funding by BMGF) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16284 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/16284-call-for-proposals-waste-to-value-sanitation-solutions-for-refugee-camps-in-east-and-horn-of-africa-unhcr-with-funding-by-bmgf#16284
reliefweb.int/job/1298796/call-proposals...east-and-horn-africa

Call for Proposals: Waste-to-Value Sanitation Solutions for Refugee Camps in East and Horn of Africa

Read the full description at the link above.

To wet your appetite I copy some bits and pieces.

From the background section:

UNHCR has received funding from the Gates Foundation to introduce and conduct operational research on sanitation solutions for areas with challenging ground conditions in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. A short-list of potential solutions will be developed, from which several will be selected by a technical review committee of relevant stakeholders. The selected solution(s) will be environmentally appropriate for sites with challenging ground conditions, cost-effective, socially acceptable for users (both washers and wipers), and will include the option to produce sustainable waste-to-value outputs (energy, agricultural inputs, etc). An emphasis will be given to technologies and processes that are the best fit for the context and those that have already had a some level of proven success within similar contexts.


From the proposals section:

Solutions should, at a minimum, meet the following criteria:
  • Household component is of reasonable size and is able to ship easily or be built / assembled locally;
  • Does not rely on an outside energy source, large volumes of water or any consumables that cannot be sourced or produced locally;
  • Reasonable initial capital investment cost – no more than $1,000 per household for the on-site component and no more than $2,000 per household when the cost of any centralised treatment has been factored in;
  • Reasonable 10 and 20-year life cycle costs;
  • Prior development beyond the prototype phase and potential to scale up.

From the evaluations section:
Final selection of proposals for the operational research will be based on the following criteria:
  • Cost-effectiveness over 10 and 20 years.
  • Up front capital investment required.
  • Recurrent/operational cost and vulnerability to inflation.
  • The potential value of useful outputs from the system.
  • Evidence of user acceptability, generally or for specific populations or groups.
  • Accessibility to everyone including children, pregnant women, disabled and chronically ill and people that require assistance from carers.
  • Resilience of the system in difficult, isolated and resource-poor environments.
  • The degree to which pitfalls have been identified and mitigated in the design of the system, business model or approach


If anyone is going for it, good luck!

I don't know anything else than what I read on the link provided above. So if you have questions, you could put them here and in parallel send an e-mail to the contact person listed in the proposal description.]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:08:03 +0000
Call for project proposal for waste to energy and Septage Management By BIRAC, Government of India - by: pkjha http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/14637-call-for-project-proposal-for-waste-to-energy-and-septage-management-by-birac-government-of-india#14637 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/14637-call-for-project-proposal-for-waste-to-energy-and-septage-management-by-birac-government-of-india#14637
pawan]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Sun, 23 Aug 2015 03:44:47 +0000
Re: Call for Expression of Interest: Sanitation Innovation Challenge - by: SudhirPillay http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/9989-call-for-expression-of-interest-sanitation-innovation-challenge-wrc-south-africa#14607 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/9989-call-for-expression-of-interest-sanitation-innovation-challenge-wrc-south-africa#14607
It closed last year.

Kind Regards
Sudhir]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:33:11 +0000
Re: Call for Expression of Interest: Sanitation Innovation Challenge - by: thomasphyto http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/9989-call-for-expression-of-interest-sanitation-innovation-challenge-wrc-south-africa#14600 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-calls-for-proposals-tenders-applications-expressions-of-interest-projects-and-awards/9989-call-for-expression-of-interest-sanitation-innovation-challenge-wrc-south-africa#14600
We would like to submit EOI for the challenge and the EOI form uploaded as attachment is from last year, whether there is any new form for this year. We would also like to know was there any last date for EOI submission.

with regrads,
Thomas Kiran.M
Chief technology officer,
Kadambari consultants Pvt Ltd.
Hyderabad, India.]]>
Calls for proposals, tenders, applications, expressions of interest (projects and awards) Fri, 21 Aug 2015 03:57:45 +0000